By NEMS Daily Journal
Hazlehurst 21, Charleston 20
Cain leads Hazlehurst over Charleston 21-20
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Demetrius Cain rushed for 138 yards on 17 carries with a touchdown as Halzehurst beat Charleston 21-20 Saturday to claim the MHSAA Class 3A state championship.
It is the Indians first state title since 2005 and second in school history.
Dycelious Reese scored the game-winning touchdown on a 3-yard fumble return with 4:21 left in fourth quarter. Kenneth Coleman had a 6-yard rushing touchdown for Hazlehurst. Cain scored on a 50-yard run in the first quarter for the Indians (16-0).
Kameron Myers had 81 yards receiving and scored on a 61-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter. Calwaun Street had a 1-yard rushing touchdown and Deshadrick Truly scored on a 78-yard kickoff return for the Tigers (14-2).
Noxubee County 16, Greene County 6
Unbeaten Noxubee County defeats Greene County 16-6
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Darrell Robinson rushed for 176 yards on 37 carries with a touchdown to lift Noxubee County to a 16-6 victory over Greene County on Saturday for the MHSAA Class 4A state championship.
It was the Tigers’ second state championship and first since 2008.
Noxubee County, ranked No. 2 in Super 10 and No. 1 in 4A, joins Bassfield, Hazlehurst and Lafayette in finishing the season 16-0.
Fernando Phillips had a 12-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Robinson scored on a 1-yard run in the fourth to finish the season with 50 touchdowns.
Noxubee County’s defense held Greene County to just 121 yards total offense and nine first downs.
Lamarcus Franks had a 4-yard touchdown run for Greene County (10-5).
Starkville 28, Pascagoula 11
Myles’ 2 TDs lift Starkville over Pascagoula 28-11
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Quarterback Gabe Myles rushed for two touchdowns to lift Starkville past Pascagoula 28-11 to claim the MHSAA Class 5A state championship.
It is Starkville’s first state championship since 2001 and fifth in school history.
Myles, a Mississippi State commit, rushed for 42 yards and threw for 82 yards with two 1-yard touchdown runs for the Yellowjackets (12-3).
Running back Preston Baker rushed for 111 yards on 18 carries and had a 4-yard touchdown run in the second quarter for Starkville. Darius Grayer had a 16-yard touchdown run for the Yellowjackets’ first score of the game.
Stacy Warren led Pascagoula (11-3) with 96 yards passing and 97 yards rushing. Grant Warren kicked three field goals of 43, 34 and 28 yards for the Panthers.
Stringer 20, French Camp 17
Bassfield 35, Eupora 0
South Panola 31, Brandon 23
Read more about these games in Sunday’s NEMS Daily Journal newspaper.